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'I will drink the martini': BoE's Carney tricked by email hoaxer

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:55:13 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney poked fun at the drinking habits of one of his predecessors before realizing he had fallen victim to an email prankster this week.(image)

Trump's encounter with glowing orb sets alight social media

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:34:42 -0400

(Reuters) - Images of U.S. President Donald Trump placing his hands on a glowing orb has set alight the internet, prompting comparisons to science fiction and fantasy villains.(image)

Downward-facing goat: Yoga trend draws flock to New Hampshire farm

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:43:24 -0400

NOTTINGHAM, N.H. (Reuters) - Eight people dressed in bright-colored athletic tops and soft pants sat on foam mats and stretched until five tiny Nigerian Dwarf goats, the size of small dogs, pranced into the studio and their goat yoga class began.(image)

Canada academic's Sean Spicer cutouts sprout in bushes across North America

Tue, 16 May 2017 14:24:44 -0400

(Reuters) - Cardboard cutouts of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer hiding in bushes are popping up all over North America, inspired by a British Columbia academic who kicked off the craze in her home town of Victoria.(image)

Pie in the sky as Australia's Qantas boss gets just dessert

Tue, 09 May 2017 04:19:31 -0400

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Qantas Airways Ltd Chief Executive Alan Joyce proved he was no cream puff on Tuesday, keeping his cool after a man smeared a cream pie in his face during a business breakfast in Australia's west.(image)

Venezuelans prepare fecal cocktails to throw at security forces

Wed, 10 May 2017 03:05:05 -0400

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition protests on Wednesday may be the messiest in a six-week wave of unrest as demonstrators prepare to throw feces at security forces, adding to the customary rocks, petrol bombs and tear gas.(image)

South African police minister scolds driver online

Wed, 10 May 2017 07:29:32 -0400

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African woman seeking advice on Twitter about buying a driver's license got more than she bargained for on Wednesday when her inquiry caught the eye of police minister and prolific tweeter Fikile Mbalula.(image)

Ex-wife of polygamous sect leader to open doors to secretive home

Mon, 08 May 2017 15:53:21 -0400

HILDALE, Utah (Reuters) - The Utah mansion where convicted pedophile and polygamous religious sect leader Warren Jeffs once lived is being purchased by one of his former wives, who hopes to make it a tourist attraction and home for people who have left the church.(image)

Irish beach reappears 33 years after vanishing into Atlantic Ocean

Mon, 08 May 2017 11:33:56 -0400

ACHILL ISLAND, Ireland (Reuters) - A beach that was swept away more than 30 years ago from a remote island off the west coast of Ireland has reappeared after thousands of tons of sand were deposited on top of the rocky coastline.(image)

Minnesota's Gordy the goat rescued from kidnappers

Fri, 05 May 2017 16:09:28 -0400

When St. Paul, Minnesota, police early Friday searched a GMC Yukon Denali that had crashed following a chase, they found an unlikely victim in the cargo area.(image)